Saturday, July 21, 2007
Aeschines (c 390 BCE)
Be assured, fellow citizens, that in a democracy it is the laws that guard the person of the citizen and the constitution of the state, whereas the despot and the oligarch find their protection in suspicion and in armed guards.
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Athenian orator. Aeschines was a powerful figure in politics because of his oratorical gifts. He eventually retired to Asia Minor where Plutarch records he lived as a professional Sophist. A second Aeschines, a student of Socrates, wrote a dialogue "Aspasia," parts of which are preserved in Cicero's "de Inventione Rhetorica."
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